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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 19, 2011 11:46am
Forum: audio_news Subject: the Occupy Wall Street movement is taking hold!

Monte's Occupy Wall Street Journal

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Occupy Wall Street has blossomed from a national movement into a global one. According to the Occupy Wall Street website, the movement has emerged from a climate of outrage over perceived economic injustices. It is taking inspiration from recent social protests in the Middle East, a.k.a. "The Arab Spring".

"We Are The 99 per cent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 per cent," say the Occupy Wall Street protesters. This grassroots protest started on Wall Street, but is now spreading far and wide among folks who just can't take it anymore.

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“Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions,” reads a statement on their website. “The one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent,” the statement says. “We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”


logo.gifRichard Wolff says, "For 50 years, it has been unacceptable politically in the United States to ask what is basically a straightforward question. We have a particular economic system. It’s called capitalism. We have every right as a society to ask of that system, is it working? Is it working for us? Do the benefits and the costs balance themselves out in a way that says we want to keep the system, or that says we want to change the system, or that says we ought to look for an alternative system? We’ve been afraid to ask that question. We’ve been afraid to have public debates. That’s the legacy of the Cold War. We can’t afford anymore to not do that."

(The Occupy Wall Street movement) "gives a strong impetus to asking those questions. And that doesn’t mean accepting the alternatives of the past. The old efforts of going beyond capitalism had strength, but they also had horrible weaknesses. We will learn from that, as human beings always have. And we can forge a country out of an opening of the debate about this economic system. And I want to be part of that, and I think the American people are ready and interested in doing it, as well. We have to raise these questions." — from the Richard Wolff interview on Democracy Now newshour, July 28, 2011

Richard Wolff is Emeritus Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of several books, including "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It."


the Occupy Wall Street movement is coming to a City near You!

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Journalists, political analysts, and social scientists are wondering if this sort of social unrest is a sign of a new political movement emerging on the American landscape. The movement was sparked by individuals who believe the excessive political pull of big banks and the financial sector are destroying the middle class. The Occupy Wall Street movement has also attracted the attention and support of trade unions and organized labor.


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• The Financial Meltdown is a four-part in-depth investigation:
part 1 of 4: The Men Who Crashed The World

part 2 of 4: A Global Financial Tsunami

part 3 of 4: Paying The Price

part 4 of 4: After The Fall
• fully documented video timeline - The Tide of Financial Deregulation & The Drumbeat of Warnings

• Occupy Wall Street news items - Democracy Now newshour's War & Peace Report Archives


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The Occupy Wall Street movement shows signs of readying for the long haul. Americans should be prepared to see this movement take hold and spread!

• 19 Oct 2011 - William Black discussion: Occupy Wall Street is a Counter to White-Collar Fraud

• 16 Oct 2011 - SecDef Leon Panetta orders U.S. Special Forces Troop Deployment to Africa

• 15 Oct 2011 - Citibank Arrests Customers For Withdrawing Money From Bank

• 15 Oct 2011 - Times Square Taken Over by Occupy Wall Street Protesters

• 15 Oct 2011 - Global Day of Outrage - Occupy Movement Grows Strong in Europe

• 15 Oct 2011 - Occupy Fort Collins Protesters March Downtown to Wells Fargo Bank

• 14 Oct 2011 - 23 Occupy Denver protesters arrested as police clear out camp site

• 14 Oct 2011 - People Power triumphs in NYC! Liberty Plaza evacuation order is rescinded!

• 12 Oct 2011 - Occupy Wall Street Protest Heads to Millionaire’s Row to Send Message!

• 11 Oct 2011 - 100 Occupy Boston protesters arrested when BPD attacks crowd in full riot gear

• 10 Oct 2011 - Occupy Fort Collins protesters launch their stand in solidarity with The 99 %

• 09 Oct 2011 - Occupy Wall Street protests now in 25 Cities

• 07 Oct 2011 - Afghan War Has No End in Sight - U.S. invaded Afghanistan 10 years ago today

• 06 Oct 2011 - Naomi Klein explains How Wall Street Is Occupying The U.S. Government

• 04 Oct 2011 - Anger over the crumbling economy and 'corporate greed' are discussed

• 03 Oct 2011 - Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks at NYC protest

• 01 Oct 2011 - NYPD Arrests 700 Protesters On Brooklyn Bridge

• 26 Sep 2011 - NYPD 'pepper-spray' officer Anthony Bologna has history of abusing protesters


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Here are some important issues the 99% crowd should consider:

Peace and Reconciliation Movement discussion about Our Wars

20th century American service jobs were not "flipping burgers" jobs

Net Neutrality discussion - with Updates

Sign the Petition to Free artist Ai Weiwei

Rapture? or Reality Check?

Global Warming and Climate Change discussion

Halt the sale & planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® GMO seeds


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Last, but not least:

Grateful Dead and The Occupy Wall Street Movement

Monte's Taper Handbook
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I'm in The 99% Crowd! — We're Occupying Fort Collins Peacefully!

The 99% Occupation in Fort Collins • NW Corner of College & Maple • Join Us!
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The Rich 1% are Out-Sourcing Our Jobs! Bring Our Manufacturing Jobs Home Now!



This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-10-19 18:46:10

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 17, 2011 12:51pm
Forum: audio_news Subject: Re: the Occupy Wall Street moving is taking hold - Monte?

I'm going to an OWS event with this sign "GOD BLESS THE OWS AND THE TEAPARTY, WE ALL NEED GOD'S BLESSINGS! PEACE"

will i be safe? do I dare? Or am I "ramming" my beliefs down people's throats? I'm working up the courage

Is to say "God bless you" an evil thing?

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 18, 2011 6:31pm
Forum: audio_news Subject: Re: the Occupy Wall Street moving is taking hold - peacefully - Rasta!

hey Rasta...

OWS is a neutral movement that is growing. OWS does not take a specific position on any religion or political organization. We stand as a 'total group'. We are peaceful. We do not yell in all-caps at each other. OWS is a free speech platform. There are teach-ins. We have General Assembly meetings every day.

The one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.

There have been numerous local reports about our local OWS group. A local radio station interviewed and blogged about a few of us today. I kept warm today wearing my Internet Archive hat, (photo 8 of 9 from radio station blog), while I was protesting today in windy conditions with Occupy Fort Collins.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Oct 18, 2011 6:38pm
Forum: audio_news Subject: Re: the Occupy Wall Street moving is taking hold - peacefully - Rasta!

fwiw, a collection has been set up for people to upload video, audio, texts and images from OWS at www.archive.org/details/occupywallstreet. pass the word to folks who would like somewhere to have it permanently archived.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 19, 2011 6:31am
Forum: audio_news Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street - new item for #OWS Collection

Okay, Jeff:

I just uploaded an OWS video. As instructed, I put OWS in the keyword field. Let's see if this Item gets moved into The Archive's new #OWS video collection.

http://www.archive.org/details/OccupyFortCollinsMarchToWellsFargoBank

Thank You! again to everyone at The Internet Archive.

peace,
Monte Barry

Edited to add this note:

Jeff - in your post above, when you copied / pasted the URL to the new OWS collection, you included a "period char", and this made your URL link bad.

Here is the correct URL to the Archive's new #OWS collection:
http://www.archive.org/details/occupywallstreet

This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-10-19 13:31:44

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 18, 2011 6:58pm
Forum: audio_news Subject: Re: the Occupy Wall Street moving is taking hold - Monte?

I like peaceful, throw in a drum circle lol

Ever hear this? very good! >>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mAUQYn6DjM

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 19, 2011 7:17am
Forum: audio_news Subject: Re: the Occupy Wall Street moving is taking hold - Monte?

I'll concede that the crazies come out of the woodwork for the BIG OWS events and make them look bad, so FOX can note it. I'm disturbed about the American Nazi & Communist Party, the Leader of Irans, and Hugo Chavez's endorsement of the OWS. IMO. Capitalism and our democratic Republic system is a GOOD thing, but has been hijacked by evil greedy peeps.

Picket the White House and picket the Fed Reserve, go after the greedy fucks in BOTH parties who are bought and payed for by W.Street greed! The decent people in the OWS and Teaparty have a LOT in common, but their info sources demonize the other, I can see it because i have (or try) to have an independent mind.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 19, 2011 7:27am
Forum: audio_news Subject: Re: the Occupy Wall Street moving is taking hold - Monte?

Fuck being a tool of the right or left extremists, they all lie to make the otherside evil. I do know that Hugo and that Iran dude are f'n evil dicktaters, so are fascists and commies. I'm really likin Ron Paul and Cain more and more, F those other slick dicks i saw on the debates last night. I'll watch the demo debates with an open mind too. Peace